Construction worker charged with murder of workmate

SINGAPORE - A 39-year-old Bangladeshi national was on Thursday charged with the murder of a fellow construction worker.

Shagar, along with two other workers, had originally been charged earlier this month with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to Chinese national Liu Chunhua, 37, on Aug 7 with a wooden plank.

The charge was amended to murder after Mr Liu, who suffered a head fracture, died in Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Monday, 11 days after the incident.

The other two men who are also from Bangladesh are Shahin Santu Afrad, 40, and Kabir Mohammad Firoj, 22. The charges against them remain that of voluntarily causing grievous hurt but with dangerous means.

All three cases will be next heard in court on Sept 11.

Shagar, who allegedly caused Mr Liu's death by his act on Aug 7 between 10 and 10.30am at 10 Lorong Limau near Whampoa community Centre, faces the death penalty if convicted.